As promised, this is the second installment of images from our trip to Utah. You can revisit chapter one at this link to see photos from Cedar Breaks and Brian Head Peak. This time, I’ve included images from Bryce Canyon, Zion, Red Canyon, and the road to Capitol Reef. At the end of the post are two photos MK made. I don’t often include “behind the scenes” photos, but maybe you’ll like them as much as I do.
The first four photos in this post are all stitched panoramas. I found it very hard to fit Utah landscapes into a single frame! I made the one above with a 200mm equivalent telephoto lens. I wanted to show a lot of detail in the foreground hoodoo and bring the hazy background closer to make the hoodoo stand out. I like the result.
I brought my infrared converted camera on the trip and used it often. It’s good to have when the visible light gets harsh, since the scene will often look different in IR. In the composition above, the two almost human looking hoodoos on the top of the cliff drew my eye. They seemed to be enjoying the sunrise too. I also liked the way the IR light was hitting the trees and the cliff on the far left.
The locals kept warning us about congestion in the parks and there were a lot of people at Zion. But compared to Orlando we thought the traffic and crowds were pretty light – especially for a holiday weekend. I composed the frame above to leave two buses and their people mostly out of view on the right.
The clouds and rain storms were awesome on the day we drove over to Escalante and Capitol Reef. IR does well with clouds. I like the way the ones above look almost three-dimensional.
And here are the two “behind the scenes” images:
If you’re interested, you can see more photos from this trip in my Utah album on Flickr. And you can click on the ones in the post to see larger versions. I really enjoyed the tour and definitely want to go back and spend more time in this extremely scenic area.
Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog. Now, go make some photos!
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